Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open
Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured other prominent democrats speaking out against the shutdown, including U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; and U.S. Reps. Don Beyer, D-Va., Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and John Sarbanes, D-Md. J.David Cox, the president of American Federation of Government Employees also addressed the crowd, saying President Donald Trump was holding workers “hostage” with the government shutdown.